May 25 to 28, 2022
lebanon, montreal, brumania
PRESENTED IN FRENCH
May 25, 2022: 7:30 p.m.
May 26, 2022: 7:30 p.m.
May 27, 2022: 7:30 p.m.
May 28, 2022: 7:30 p.m.
A is for algorithm, anecdote, arrive, or annihilate. A is also for airplane, abs, and after.
A unearths thirty hand-written journals recording a long period of isolation. Imagined and created by the spoken-word poet Hoda Adra, this performance sees her take the stage after leaving the land of Brumania, a fictitious country where pink blobs choke women’s voices. It’s the birth story of a voice, oscillating between shyness, self-censorship, seduction, humour, awkwardness, shame, urgency, satire… as if taking its first steps. Suddenly, a fluorescent pink shape appears: a pink ghost, freed from a body that occupies the kitchen and fills pages upon pages of existentialist theories. Writing becomes an experience of returning to oneself, shared as an act of resistance.
Credits: Text, staging, interpretation, drawings: Hoda Adra
Lighting design, set design, props: Catherine FP
Mentor: Clea Minaker
Dramaturgical accompaniment: Marc Béland
Technical director, stage manager: Catherine FP
Additional comments: Fanny Tousignant, Charly Mullot, Pier Porcheron
Somatic accompaniment: Meryem Alaoui
Friend of the pink ghost: Lolo Sirois
Support: Christelle Franca
Movement training: Audrey L.
Photo: Dan Popa
Acknowledgements: Philippe Manasseh, Nadim Maghzal, Aida Sabra, Zaki Mahfoud, Great Small Works, Fides Krucker, Alexei Perry Cox, Michael Lawrence, MAI